Oaky and earthy, this estate Mourvèdre is on the savory side of things, ripe in stewed plums, tobacco and black pepper, linear and soft. Barrel-aged for a year in French oak, 20% of it new, the wine's oak imprint should continue to mellow with time.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.